The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited (or LTD) was introduced as stop-gap model because the refreshed 2022 Silverado was delayed due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the 2022 Silverado Limited will be produced for only half of the model year, with the stop-gap model representing the fourth model year of the fourth-generation light-duty pickup truck. A few minor changes are in store, so we’ll outlined exactly what’s new for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited.
There’s a small change to the Silverado 1500 model line for the 2022 model year: as GM Authority was first to report earlier this week, the Custom Trail Boss models will no longer be offered in the Double Cab, Standard Bed configuration. In other words, the only body style that will be available with the Custom Trail Boss trim is the Crew Cab, Short Box configuration.
For reference, here are the the available body configurations and trim levels:
- Crew Cab with Short Bed (2WD and 4WD)
- Crew Cab with Standard Bed (2WD and 4WD)
- Double Cab with Standard Bed (2WD and 4WD)
- Regular Cab with Long Bed (2WD and 4WD)
- Work Truck
- Custom Trail Boss
- LT Trail Boss
- High Country
The exterior of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited loses three LPO-level (dealer-installed) items:
- Cargo tie-down rings, which were standard on all 2021 Silverado 1500 models
- Rubber bed mat, which were available on the Custom trim level for the 2021 Silverado 1500
- Tiered storage, which were available on the Custom trim level for the 2021 Silverado 1500
Otherwise, the light-duty pickup truck’s exterior remains unchanged. As such, the same 11 exterior colors are available, and are as follows:
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
- Red Hot
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Northsky Blue Metallic
- Silver Ice Metallic
- Summit White
- Mosaic Black Metallic
- Shadow Gray Metallic
- Oxford Brown Metallic
- Cherry Red Tintcoat
On the inside, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited sees the deletion of the single-zone air conditioning feature, which was standard on Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss models for the 2021 model year. Now, those models will come equipped with the single-zone, semi-automatic air conditioning unit as standard.
The light-duty truck also loses the HD radio option. For the 2021 model year, the HD radio feature was included and only optional with the Convenience Package II on LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss models or standard on LTZ and High Country models that were built before July 12th, 2021.
Several changes will take place under the hoods of 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited models, starting with the deletion of the 4.3L LV3 V6 gasoline engine as well as the 5.3L L82 V8 gasoline EcoTec3 engine with Active Fuel Management and with it the consequent deletion of E85 FlexFuel capability. Logically, the six-speed automatic that was paired with both the LV3 V6 and L82 V8 is also deleted.
Those changes make the 2.7L L3B Turbo I4 engine standard on Work Truck, Custom and Custom Trail Boss trim levels. Additionally, the 5.3L L84 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management is now standard on RST Crew Cab models and available on Work Truck models.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited sees the deletion of the Custom Max Trailering Package, which was available on Custom Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD models and included the following content:
- 9.76-inch rear axle
- Enhanced cooling radiator
- Revised shock tuning for increased control
- Heavier duty rear springs
- Increased RGAWR
- 220-amp alternator
2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD Availability
Looking ahead, the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 is set to enter production in February 2022 for Regular Cab and Crew Cab models, followed by Double Cab models in March 2022. The dates are current as of this writing. From there, we expect the fourth-generation Silverado light-duty pickup truck to remain in production at least until the 2024 model year, with the next-gen model set to launch in 2025.
Silverado 1500 News
Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking also affected.